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The George Washington University, as a member of the CPLC, offers a unique graduate-level program in GHG Management. And it’s available online so you can earn your Certificate in GHG Management regardless of your location. In four online semester-length courses world experts offer comprehensive hands-on training that prepares you to begin your GHG management career immediately. And you can complete the program in less than one year.
Climate discussions like those we’ve just been seeing at the UN summit in Katowice, Poland tend to focus on working together to deliver existing climate commitments and raising ambition—getting countries to reduce more GHG emissions, faster. But there’s an equally important issue that gets far less attention: ensuring climate action is delivered in a way that doesn’t leave anyone behind, particularly the world’s most vulnerable people.
See Helen Mountford and Molly McGregors’ latest blog post on how carbon pricing can benefit the poor and reduce emissions.
The Arab Gulf States – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE –are highly vulnerable to oil price shocks due to their high economic reliance on oil and gas export revenues. Historically, oil price shocks have been a source of pressure on the Arab Gulf States economies. However, only since mid-2014 have oil prices seemed to pressure on political regimes to consider domestic economic reforms and development of alternative sources of income (i.e. economic diversification).
To avoid long-term negative implications – such as increasing total CO2 emissions and deterioration of air quality associated with increasing downstream petrochemical energy intensive industries, fossil fuel subsidy reforms, enhancing energy efficiency and the use of clean energy technologies are indeed instrumental to tackle such issues. In this article, carbon pricing is proposed as a useful instrument to complement the aforementioned tools.
Earlier this Fall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) put the world on notice (again): Unless we make significant changes in how we get our energy and use our land, we will be committing to a future with tremendous human suffering from extreme weather, drought, and ecological damage. While the report is driving important conversations about solutions to this challenge, the average reader might feel discouraged about the changes required. Luckily, the truth is more hopeful than some recent press lets on.
See the latest from Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Smith College, Alex Barron.
Welcome to Sweden. We can serve you a beer or a glass of milk with a very low carbon footprint, thanks to our carbon tax. This tax dates back to 1991. It was one of the earliest carbon taxes, and it is today the highest imposed by any government.
New CPLC Partner Svebio takes a deeper look at the Swedish carbon tax’s positive impact on the food industry.
Carbon pricing in the news
Yesterday, Dominic Waughray, Managing Director at the World Economic Forum, wrote a commentary in Forbes called “Business Has Twelve Years to Help Avoid Hothouse Earth: Here's How”. Mr. Waughray emphasized how “Working together in partnerships allows more to be achieved than if each worked alone.” And, he mentioned the CPLC, stating “The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the 2030 Water Resources Group are good examples of sustainable, national market-building at work through public-private collaborations.”
Yesterday evening, the Climate Leadership Council, a CPLC Partner, announced that “27 Nobel laureates, all 4 former Fed Chairs, and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers unite behind carbon dividends as the bipartisan climate solution.”
UN Climate Change, 15 January 2019 – The provisional program for Africa Climate Week 2019, which is being hosted from 18–22 March in Accra, Ghana, has now been published online – showcasing a dynamic schedule of activities that will demonstrate enhanced ambition across the continent. Full details concerning topics and speakers will follow in due course.
The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and the World Bank Group are hosting the world's first International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing on February 14-15 in New Delhi, India. Spots are filling up, so register today!
Negotiations at the 24th annual UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) wrapped up in Katowice, Poland on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The two-week long summit hosted thousands: from ministers to mayors, from students to civil society, and from businesses to banks. The implementing guidelines of the Paris Agreement, known as the “Paris rulebook”, are now in place. Of the many announcements and engagements that took place over the two weeks, this story from the World Bank Group covers some highlights.
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